Thor! the Dutchmen RV
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Set in the scenic Napa Valley, near Napa and Vacaville, is Skyline Wilderness Park, a haven for RV camping enthusiasts. Other nearby towns include Imola and Middleton, popular tourist destinations where you can expect to find a plethora of activities. The unique location of the park gives it interesting climatic conditions, thanks to the cold Pacific influence mixed with the heat of the valley. Expect chilly mornings and hot days. The summers tend to be warm and dry, and the winters are frequently sprinkled with rain.
Skyline Park is the product of true community effort. This 850-acre wilderness is managed by a group of locals who got together to preserve its beauty. In 1979, what is now a stunning public park was slated to be sold. Local citizens felt strongly about preserving it and worked with city officials to establish Skyline Wilderness Park, managed by a non-profit organization. Thanks to a contribution from each member of the managing committee, hiking trails, horse riding arenas, cycling routes, and the Martha Walker Gardens were constructed.
As a result, Skyline Wilderness Park campers can find a multitude of exciting activities to choose from during their stay. The park offers neat and well-maintained RV campgrounds. This destination remains a firm favorite for many RV campers, as there are a number of RV rentals in Fairfield, Middleton, and Napa.
On a clear day, you can wake up to the glorious sound of birds singing and enjoy the rich fauna and flora. From the park's highest point, you’ll also be able to see clear to San Francisco Bay, Mt. Tamalpais, and Mt. Diablo. There are also exciting day activities that cater to families, outdoor enthusiasts, and day-use visitors alike.
Whether you’re on horseback, cycling, or hiking, you can enjoy over 25 miles of scenic trails. At the east end of the park lies Lake Marie — use the two-mile Lake Marie Road to access it. For the seasoned hiker, this route along the ridge road promises a rewarding fitness test.
For day outings, the park offers family-friendly and comfortable picnic facilities. The park simply asks that you respect this natural area and clean up after yourselves. When you're finished eating, venture through the colorful Martha Walker Gardens.
Though it's a somewhat unusual activity to find at a park like this, archery is a popular pastime for guests camping at Skyline Park. The activity is facilitated by the Silverado Archery Club on a 25-acre portion of the park. Access is restricted to club members for most of the year, although the range welcomes visitors and tourists to join the fun on the second Sunday of each month.
The beauty of Skyline Wilderness Park is that there is such a variety of activities to choose from, and this includes camping. The park welcomes campers in both tents and RV rentals.
If you're planning to camp in an RV at Skyline Wilderness Park, you can choose from primitive, partial-hookup, or full-hookup sites. Tent campers also have their choice of primitive campsites.
The park welcomes horses, with over 15 miles of trails dedicated to horseback riding. There are ten horse camping sites, complete with picnic tables, water, and nearby showers and toilets. Each site can hold two horses and two rigs.
Booking a campsite in advance ensures you have a booking, but it doesn't guarantee you a particular campsite. Sites are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Camping at Skyline Wilderness Park affords you flushing toilets and showers, which are located a short distance away and easily accessed on foot.
The park's location in Napa Valley means there's a wealth of wine tasting opportunities and tours available. Whether you’d like to visit a vineyard, enjoy informative talks on local wines and grape cultivation, or browse the shelves of some of the world’s top wineries, this is the place to do it. If you'd rather explore the town of Napa itself, stroll along the riverwalk to find shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more.
Other local activities worth considering include cooking classes, riding on the Napa Valley Wine Train, visiting a nearby theater, or getting sporty at a local boat tour and watersports club. There's also a local farmers' market and a gourmet cheese shop. In terms of dining out, expect delicious eats from bakeries, pubs and grills, wine bars, bistros, and taverns.
When you rent a camper near Skyline Wilderness Park, you'll have the freedom to discover all the wonderful attractions of Napa Valley at your own pace.